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Yungas Tyrannulet discovered in 2008

Yungas Tyrannulet Phyllomyias weedeni VULNERABLE The Yungas Tyrannulet (Phyllomyias weedeni) is a species of bird in the Tyrannidae family. It is, as suggested by its common name, restricted to humid and semi-humid forest in the Yungas of north-western Bolivia and far south-eastern Peru. Although discovered in the early 1990s, it was only formally described in […]

Togian White eye discovered in 2008

Togian White-eye Zosterops somadikartai ENDANGERED This new species is most similar to the Black-crowned White-eye (Zosterops atrifrons) but lacks the white eye ring which is narrow but conspicuous even in juvenile Black-crowned White-eyes. The Togian White-eye has a less extensive black cap, clearer yellow throat, distinct pale base to the bill and reddish (brown in […]

Vanikoro White eye discovered in 2008

Vanikoro White-eye Zosterops gibbsi NOT YET EVALUATED A new species of white-eye, the Vanikoro White-eye Zosterops gibbsi, is described from the island of Vanikoro (= Vanikolo) in the Santa Cruz Islands (= Temotu Province) within the Solomon Islands. It differs from the geographically closest white-eye, the Santa Cruz White-eye Zosterops sanctaecrucis, by a number of […]

Nonggang babbler discovered in 2008

Nonggang babbler Stachyris nonggangensis NOT YET EVALUATED It has relatively short, rounded wings and medium-length rounded tail; wings longer than tail; relatively strong legs; medium-length straight bill; stiff forehead feathers; oval nares; and general body proportions. It is of relatively large size, it has a dark-grayish-brown body and chin; broad dark-grayish-brown spots on white throat […]

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